Find Love in the Skies With This New Dating App
Whether you’re a passenger prone to making eyes across the aisle or just thinking about the mile high club every time you board a plane, singles have more fun in the skies. And now there’s a new dating app specifically designed to make flights an opportunity to meet new people.
AirDates, which bills itself as “the only in-flight dating app,” aims to make air travel an opportunity to find love—before, during and after a flight.
Users start by building a profile and specifying exactly what (business, social, party, dating) and whom (age, gender, sexuality, location) they’re looking for. Then users are suggested to update their status and let everybody around know their travel plans.
Before taking off, users can share their itineraries and find travelers that are going to be on the same flight. The app can also be used to find other singles hanging out in the same airport at the same time.
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And while in the air, travelers can open their app and connect with other singles onboard. The app uses WeChat technology (turn on airplane mode, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) to connect without using data or relying on spotty plane Wi-Fi. However, the chat feature only works up to 70 meters (230 feet), so those looking to connect with everyone possible on board should probably book a seat in the middle of the plane.
But the app is also practical. For those who travel too frequently to ever use the app to find a relationship, AirDates’s website points out that you can chat with nearby users to share a cab into the city, find out what’s cool a destination or even uncover secret frequent traveler’s airport hacks.